A New Cassabianca.--A correspondent, giving an account, by a rebel prisoner who participated in the affair, of the capture of the Harriet Lane
, at Galveston, Texas
, relates the following remarkable incident:
Almost the first men struck down were the gallant Captain Wainwright
and Lieut. Lee
, who both fought, the prisoner says, with a desperation and valor that no mortal could surpass.
He saw them bleeding and prostrate upon the deck, still dealing death among their enemies.
One young son of Captain Wainwright
--only ten years old, just think of it!--stood at the cabin door, a revolver in each hand, and never ceased firing until he had expended every shot.
One of his poor little hands was disabled by a ball, shattering his four fingers, and then his infantile soul gave way; he burst into tears, and cried: “Do you want to kill me?”
young hero — may his country never forget him!
Where is the Hemans to wed his name to immortal verse, like another Cassabianca?
Philanthropists, whose hearts are yearning for something to love, here is a noble orphan boy on whom to lavish your care.
He is now a prisoner in the hands of the enemy.